Family fun is the focus of Stratford Ecological Center's annual Harvest Fair. The nonprofit facility, located in Delaware, hosts a day of "down-home fun" every fall.

The center, which includes a working organic farm, state nature preserve, a creek and pond, offers nature-oriented classes for children and adults. During the Harvest Fair, the farm is transformed into a playgroundthat offers activities such as face painting, wagon rides, kite flying and farm toys. Families also can visit a portable sawmill, hear live music and make apple cider.

The Harvest Fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24 at Stratford Ecological Center, 3083 Liberty Road, Delaware. Admission is $5 per person or $15 per family. Registration is not required.

To learn more about the event or the farm, go to stratfordecologicalcenter.org/special-events.

-Melissa Kossler Dutton